Brighton – Burnley: Brighton and Hove Albion looks to snap a five-match Premier League winless run when reeling Burnley visits the Amex Stadium on Friday (Watch live, 12:30 pm ET online via Peacock)
Burnley has one point through six PL matches this season, though the Clarets have thrice had the better expected goals in a match.
Brighton’s problem, surprisingly, has been in defense. The loaded Seagulls back line has kept just one clean sheet, that coming against Newcastle in its lone win. They also have not been held off a score sheet.
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Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Brighton – Burnley, which kicks off the Premier League weekend.
Team news (INJURY REPORT)
Brighton have Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Davy Propper on the bench, but will not have suspended Lewis Dunk and Solly March misses out. Danny Welbeck starts up top, his first start for the Seagulls.
👇 Here's how Albion take to the field for tonight's game with @BurnleyOfficial.
— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) November 6, 2020
Ben Mee finally returns for Burnley but Dale Stephens and Phil Bardsley are missing through injury. Erik Pieters and Jack Cork are out, with Johann Berg Gudmundsson on the bench. (LancsLive).
LINE-UP | Here is how the Clarets line-up against Brighton this evening. ⬇️
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) November 6, 2020
What they’re saying ahead of Brighton – Burnley
Graham Potter on Neal Maupay missing a start: “Sometimes mistakes are made, things are said and the line is crossed. It’s about how you react. There is no problem with Neal. He accepts it wasn’t his finest hour. We’ve dealt with it and moved forward and he is training with the group. We’ve all made mistakes, and now we’re stronger for it. That is part of life and part of growing up as a person. We just have to help and support each other and move forward.”
Sean Dyche on getting Mee back in the fold: “It’s not just about Ben but he’s earned his spurs here over many years, he’s a player that virtually all the time I’ve been here has been on my team sheet. He’s earned the right to be an important player but I mustn’t take away from other players.”
PREVIEW | Sean Dyche talks to the press about the latest news from the training ground. 👊
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) November 4, 2020
Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
Brighton is expected to collect all the points at home, registering as -115 favorites with +250 coming off a draw. A Burnley win bags +320.
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Brighton – Burnley prediction
Both sides have been unlucky this year. Brighton took four of six points from the Clarets last season and we think there will be more of that. Brighton 2-1 Burnley.
How to watch Brighton – Burnley stream and start time
Kickoff: 12:30pm ET Friday
TV Channel: Peacock
Online: Stream via Peacock